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Best towns in central Mass. for retirees – a review of senior centers

By This article is part of a series intending to open the discussion of which Central Mass towns are most elder-friendly. This article focuses on...
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When I turn 80 I’m going to get a cat

By Marianne Delorey Heather spent her life as a caregiver. First, she took care of her children. Then, she made her career in nursing. Later,...

How to decide when senior housing is better than home

By Marianne Delorey As a provider of housing, I know that my biggest competition is not the fancy new apartments down the street. It is...

Those who humble themselves will be exalted

A large part of our success in aging well has to do with how we cope with changes in our bodies. All bodies change over time. There are amazing people who are able to continue using the same skills well into older adulthood. There are also some incredible people who develop or hone new skills as they age. For most people, however, we need to be mindful that our changing abilities can affect our self-esteem. Those who pride themselves on their intellect may face an easier time with sore knees than memory loss, and those that were very skilled with their hands might have an easier time with cataracts than arthritis. But none of us are immune to the frustrations of changing bodies. Very often, we have to remind ourselves, if not society in general, of our own worth, even as we lose some of our functioning.

Best time to sell a house is sooner rather than later

By David J. Dowd The best time to sell a house can be a financial or lifestyle decision. A common phrase is, “I wish I...

Once we start working with the elder, there is no going back

By Marianne Delorey “Older Ladies,” a country song mixed with some funky yodeling sung by Donnalou Stevens, has recently gone viral across the Internet. She...

Widening the gaps

By Marianne Delorey We, as a society, have created an elaborate safety net for all people. These systems were put in place to help everyone...

Holidays are occasions to check parents’ wellbeing

By Nancy J Coulter The holidays are quickly approaching — a time of year when most of us choose to visit with family and friends....

Moving mom and dad: Some practical tips

By David J. Dowd Moving is a major life stressor at any age. Whether you are young, or old it can be a burden mentally...

Best towns in Central Mass. for seniors – a review of medical amenities

By Marianne Delorey This article is part of a series comparing the towns in Worcester County for seniors. The focus of this part is on the...
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